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psychological well:and fostering desire in the helping profession. she serves the diverse san francisco community of children and youth while modeling compassion in the mental health care field. i also want to acknowledge we had i think the president and ceo of rams. he's here and angela tang the director of operations. i think i saw christina shad, the leader of richmond multi-area services. if you could come forward and join our two honorees that would be great. i wanted to say that in many ways rams and washington high school are creating a new model of mental health services really involving young people to really understand themselves, but also that support each other as well. * shea thank you so much to alison and yuka and rams for being here. i wanted to ask if alison and
yuka would make a few remarks. i just want to thank you, supervisor mar and the board and rams for the initiative. it's such a great honor and especially with all the honorees here who have dedicated so many years. i'm just -- i'm so humbled to receive this. and i just want to share this with all of the wellness staff who work so hard not only from rams, but from the school district. it's just such an incredible initiative. maria martinez is also a staff through wellness and just -- i'm just always inspired by the youth and families that we all work with. they're just so incredible, search such incredible people in san francisco working so hard together. so, thank you very much. goodness, i didn't think i'd be speaking. thank you very much for this
provided by supervisor christina olague. >> i just want to thank all of you for being here today. mental health is an issue that i had prioritized in my own life. and i believe that one of the reasons it's so critical here in san francisco is because it emphasizes healing instill of criminalizing people in our communities. and too often i think that this society takes the easy way out and chooses to throw people in jail or to criminalize young people even at an early age. often young folks suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder, who are exposed to a lot of trauma in their lives are immediately placed in special education classes instead of given the -- even though they have the aptitude of not even higher aptitudes than a lot of their
contemporaries, because they're having behavioral issues, in many cases i believe it's related to the environment. and some of the issues that they're exposed to. and, so, i think it's critical that we start to look at people who are struggling in a more compassionate way. so, since i've been supervisor, one of the organizations that -- community-based organizations that i've been very impressed by is the west side community services. i think that the -- (applause) >> there are a lot of communities, communities of color. they still have stigma attached to that name, mental health. so, it's really incredible that these individuals in this agency that's run currently by dr. jones who does pretty incredible work in the community in the western addition. (applause) >> that, you know, that they provide culturally competent services. and, so, the person that we're
honoring today is it a willis. she's the program coordinator from west side community services in the western edition. tia wallace has been faithfully and compassionately working with children youth and their familiesates west side community services for 12 years. * as the program coordinator for both their team core and [speaker not understood] case management programs. these two very important programs focus on serving at-risk youth ages 0 to 25 in the western addition. * 10 in this capacity, kia has touched the lives of young people and their families ask has made a significant difference in our community. can i ai provides valuable support to other community-based organizations * in the western addition so the west side services has partnered with other cbo providing these services to young people there. and on her own time continues
to mentor and provide general counseling and life skills education groups and recreational activities to at-risk youth ages 14 to 17. so, it's not just her job, it's her life. she does this all the time and they are grateful for that. her dedication to her at-risk youth is inspiring and it is my honor today to recognize tia wallace for her outstanding community services in the mental health field and also to really just observe the fact that you have a wonderful attitude. so, it's clear that you -- (applause) >> [speaker not understood] what it means to live a really fulfilling life. so, we're grateful to give this to you. please say a few words. thank you, thank you. first i would like to thank supervisor olague for acknowledging the work that we do in the western addition. i would like to thank dr.
marianne jones for allowing me to bring creativity and thoughts outside of the box into the work that i do. and lastly, i would like to dedicate this award to the youth that i serve and also my team stacy, sierra and anita, because without them i wouldn't be here to accept this honor. thank you. (applause) (applause) >> our final commendation today will be provided by our district 8 colleague, supervisor scott wiener.
>> thank you very much, mr. chairman. -- mr. president. today i am thrilled to be honor sergeant kelly dunn from the police department who has been patiently waiting. sergeant. [speaker not understood] appointee to the mental health board where she provides invaluable insight. prior to becoming a police officer about a little more than a decade ago, kelly already had a long history of working in the mental health field. she worked at the mobile crisis treatment teams in both san francisco and oakland, [speaker not understood] psychiatric institute at ucsf, at the time substance abuse treatment center and mount scion crisis clinic. she also previously worked at malcolm state hospital. through the years kelly has become the expert within sfpd in terms of police interactions with mentally ill and we've had
>> good afternoon and welcome to the october 26, 2012 meeting of the local agency formation commission for the city and county of san francisco. i am david campos and i am the chair of the commission. we have our clerk is linda wong and we want to thank the following members of sfg tv staff for covering the meeting today. madam clerk if you could please call the role. >> commissioner avalos. present. commissioner olague absent. commissioner mar, present. commissioner
pimentel. commissioner schmeltzer. >> present. >> there is a quorum. >> thank you very much. if you could call item two. >> item two is the minutes from the special meeting. >> do you have the minutes of the meeting? before we take any action i would like to ep it up to public comment. any member of the public that would like to speak to item two? seeing none public comment is closed. colleagues do we have a motion? we have a motion by commissioner avalos and second by commissioner schmeltzer. if we could take that without objection. madam clerk will you please call item three. >> item three is reports and update on cleanpower sf and update on the california puv, suggestions for items to be discussed at the last meeting.
>> our executive officer nancy miller. >> yes nancy miller through the chairs. we have waiting for sf puc staff. >> shall we come back to this item? >> why don't we do that and see if anyone shows up. >> commissioner schmeltzer. >> i believe maises hale will be in shortly. >> if there is no objection let's move to item four. >> item four is studies on the voting process and for local offices in the city and county of san francisco. >> thank you. if we could now any mr. fried for a report. >> sure. jason fried and we asked some changes made to the report. they sat down with myself and chair campos so they were invited to what they felt were suggestive edits to the
report that they felt needed to make the report better. that report is in your packet and you can review it if you choose to make the changes. i wanted to mention because we rarely get communications from outside folks. we did get a comiewgz from cory cook and we got it late yesterday so if you have any questions on it i will be more than happy to try and answer those commission. >> commissioner avalos. >> thank you. i am just reviewing the letter for the first time. could you summarize it for me? >> sure. basically he is saying that the terminology used in the original report is fine. i used language that what would be the traditional academic version of the language and he is okay. he doesn't feel there is a reason to make change scption he understands it's it was done
accordingly and reasons why i changed the language is primarily it was the language used in the city and since was to deal with san francisco and the discussion going on at the time i wanted to keeplet language the same to that discussion and why i had the definitions the way it was and he wanted changes made that were more traditional in nature. >> are you a academic or a card carrying member of a amdemmic institution? >> no. >> thank you. >> before we take any action is there any member of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none public comment is closed. mr. fried in terms of here, the lafco we can make the changes? >> yes, you can or if you don't
want to. >> it's up to the commission. commissioner avalos. >> i don't feel strongly about makes changes. the report was complete. i am fine with the language and served our purpose here. if there are academics that want refer to the report they can use it in whateve setting they want. >> okay. >> seeing no other action let's proceed to item five. >> item five is executive's officer report. >> just for the record we of joined by commissioner olague. >> commissioners the joint meeting is set for the 30th and when ms. hale arrives we will talk about the agenda items for
that. at your chair you have the notice of cleanpower sf and it's in the english, spanish, and chinese, so i have really no other report. >> thank you very much. colleagues any questions for our executive officer? why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public that would like to speak to this item please come forward. >> good afternoon eric brooks and localing the local green party. sounds like you're moving so fast i missed the caa item which is a good sign. >> we're coming back to it. >> i wanted to speak in regard to scheduling and the joint lafco caa meeting. i was at the last meeting and the first one started taking on community choice and cleanpower sf and rate setting, and i was -- it
was good to hear at that meeting the chair actually say that we need a lot of the customer data and things like that, and a lot more study work to help advise the rate setting process before this is taken up by the sf puc and then the joint lafco /sf puc, and a lot of that data has just a couple days ago come in from local power, but it will probably take throughout november to crunch that and longer to crunch that and apply it to the rate setting, so i would just ask the various bodies to be flexible in their time line now. we have gotten this thing passed. it's on the way and now we to make sure we have solid customer data and solid data in what we might be installing and inform the process of making the opt out
better. possibly giving us better rates from the beginning or shortly therefore and making sure we're identifying customers the right way with regard to marketing this thing to them so we can way down below what is currently projected as 50% opt out and that is likely to go past the joint meeting next month, so just wanted to put that forward that we want to make sure that we're not rocketing too forward too quickly setting the rates until we have all the information we need from local power and other studies. >> thank you mr. brooks. any other member of the public that would like to speak on this item? seeing none public comment is closed. madam clerk if you could call item three. >> item three community choice aggregation report and status update on cleanpower sf and update on
california puc. >> and there are several reports and joint meeting that will be taking place and i will turn it over to the lafco staff and we were joined also by barbara hale. >> ms. hale will speak to the first item. >> commissioners. barbara hale, assistant general manager for power. since i appeared before you last our commission has authorized us to go forward with a communications, customer notification the taft order
with the winning group and we will go forward with targeting the group and what factors that we need to take to add the boards communications and the focus rolling it out, launching the program to customers with service as earliest as july 2013. we expect to be before our commission on november 13 with a proposal for how to incorporate the direction from the board into the program, and then before the yourself and our commission in a joint meeting on november 30 where we will talk again about the same
concept. how to factor in the direction we receive from the board into the program as we previously conceived of it. what the timing is that we envision to make sure that we're getting -- we're incorporating that direction and approaching the program at a pace that our commission and the lafco commission is comfortable with. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> ms. hale. ms. miller. >> yes. i believe we also have a stakeholder meeting scheduled to discuss -- this is the stakeholder meeting where we discuss the work of local power and we discuss the roll out so that is scheduled -- i will you have three more rate meetings and next time we're together i think we can have kind of a complete, more complete package to you
give in terms of rates and dates and other information. >> and i would agree -- thank you for catching the items i neglected to mention. i would agree with you except for i'm not certain that the rate fairness board will be in a position to advise our commission yet. i don't expect that will happen until december. >> okay. i do have a quick question and my colleagues probably have other questions but in terms of some of the issues raised making sure people that don't want be part of the program have ample opportunity to opt out is there going to be an outreach plan or a plan for ensuring that that is the case especially with communities where it might be more difficult to reach those communities? so i am wondering if you could say a little bit about that. >> yes, we intend to conduct customer notification and
education program. components that we talked about previously were very targeted toward the statutorily required opt out. now we're factoring in a preenrollment phase ahead of that opt out. that's the approach we think we're going to be recommending and how to ensure that communication and education that goes with that plan is as responsive and as complete and deep as it needs to be to make sure that we don't have any accidental customers. >> commissioner pimentel. >> what type of outreach strategies do you have to educate the community members about cleanpower sf and how will you go about implement them? will there be community meetings or mailers? >> it's a all of the above approach at this point. as i said we just got our customer
education and notification consultant on board -- authority really -- not even on board yet, authority to get them on board, so it's of course developing, but yes we see working with community based organizations, using community meetings. i would say that prior to our new direction from the board we had conceived of a more media centric approach and now i think it's more hand to hand engagement if you will that we really need to incorporate more into the program, and largely focused at that preenrollment part of the communication, but there is more to come on that as we develop it with bringing our contractor on board. thank you. >> commissioner schmeltzer. >> thank you. and i'm glad to